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Democratic operatives created fake Russian bots, to link the Kremlin to Roy Moore in Alabama race

Democratic co-operatives, supported by a liberal billionaire who created thousands of fake Russian accounts give an impression of the Russian government supported the Alabama Republican Roy Moore (left) in last year election against now-Sen. Doug Jones (right).
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Democratic co-operatives, supported by a liberal billionaire and facilitated by a former Obama-official, created thousands of fake accounts, this is an impression that the Russian government for the support of Alabama Republican Roy Moore in last year’s election against now-Sen. Doug Jones.

The secret project had a budget of only $100,000 and was carried out on Facebook and Twitter, revealing, according to the New York Times obtained an internal report on the efforts.

“We staged an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation, planted the idea that the Moore campaign was reinforced on the social media of a Russian botnet,” the internal report said. It also took credit for “radicalizing the Democrats with a Russian bot-scandal” to experiment “with many of the tactics now understood, influenced the elections of 2016.”

“We staged an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation, planted the idea that the Moore campaign was reinforced on the social media of a Russian botnet.”

— Internal Report

One of the participants in the project was supposed to Jonathon Morgan, the chief executive of New Knowledge, a company that wrote and published a report by the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this week – about the Russian social media operations in the 2016 elections, and to hurt their efforts, Hillary Clinton, and help Donald Trump.

He allegedly Renee DiResta, the test later in his company, and was the leading author of the report on the Russian intervention efforts for the company, ask for suggestions of online tactics, it is worth contacted.

In a statement on Twitter, he is the project denied was aimed at influencing the election, which was won by the Democrat of 22,000 votes. “I have no campaign to influence the public,” he wrote, saying the project objectives were the support of the Jones campaign.

The Senate Intelligence Committee did not respond to a request for comment.

The Alabama project was funded by the liberal billionaire and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman gave $100,000 for the cause, according to time. Hoffman is one of Silicon Valley’s top donor to Democrats, donating $7 million to various groups and campaigns in the last election cycle.

The money ran due to the American commitment Technologies, a company run by Mikey Dickerson, who was appointed by the former President Barack Obama with the leadership of the newly created United States Digital Service.

Dickerson did not answer on “Fox News” an immediate request for comment.

The money ran due to the American commitment Technologies, a company run by Mikey Dickerson, who was appointed by the former President Barack Obama with the leadership of the newly created United States Digital Service.
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The Democratic activists created a Facebook page and mimics conservative Alabamians who were satisfied with the Republican candidates, while encouraging others to write in another candidate.

The project also included the creation of thousands of fake Russian accounts on Twitter the following Moore began. This effort, which is an indicator of attention from the local and national media, incorrectly, Russia stands behind Moore’s candidacy.

“Russian invasion? Roy Moore sees spike in Twitter followers from the country of Putin,” was the headline of an article in The Montgomery Advertiser, only a few months before the night of the election. Other outlets soon picked up the story.

“Russian invasion? Roy Moore sees spike in Twitter followers from the country of Putin,” was the headline of an article in The Montgomery Advertiser, only a few months before the night of the election. Other outlets soon picked up the story.

The Washington Post, meanwhile, noted that the Moore campaign accused the Jones-pull campaign and Democratic cooperatives“, a political stunt on Twitter, and warnings of their friends in the media.

Moore’s bid for the Senate was later overshadowed by allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior with a teenage girl while he was in his 30s. A woman claimed that Moore had to touch him in private areas, as she was just 14.

It remains unclear whether the Facebook page or the fake Russian accounts reinforced the accusations in the social media.

Jones went on to win against the Republicans, lost the support of the party in the midst of the accusations, to the first Democratic senator from Alabama in more than 20 years.

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